KCC Paramedic Program Overview
The Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Paramedic Program is a 60-credit AAS in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree. An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides basic pre-hospital care and a Paramedic provides advanced pre-hospital care. A Paramedic is the highest level of provider in the pre-hospital setting. The New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS approved the KCC Paramedic Program on April 1, 2013, making it the first college-based program in Brooklyn. The graduate of the KCC paramedic program will be eligible to sit for the paramedic examination for NYC, NYS and the National Registry. KCC had its first graduating class of paramedics on August 2015.
The paramedic program will offer three tracks to its students:
Kingsborough Community College has invested a significant amount of space and resources to prepare the learning environment for its students. KCC has developed a state of the art Simulation Center for Emergency Care and the Health Sciences which uses the latest high-fidelity human manikins. The KCC Paramedic Program is the first program of a long-term strategic plan to develop an Allied Health Sciences department at Kingsborough. The KCC Paramedic and Nursing programs work collaboratively in a unique manner to address Interprofessional Education in the health professions. The two programs routinely conduct joint simulation exercises with its students.
Students enrolled in the KCC Paramedic Program conduct their clinical rotations at various hospitals and EMS agencies such as Maimonides Medical Center, Downstate Medical Center, NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Transcare in New York City. One unique feature of the KCC Paramedic Program includes a partnership with an international paramedic program where KCC students will be able to visit and observe the role of a paramedic in another country. Furthermore, Kingsborough has selected the leading EMS professionals to lead this new program and make it the best college-based paramedic program in the region.